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Public Accounts Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Public Accounts Committee examines the value for money of Government projects, programmes and service delivery. Drawing on the work of the National Audit Office the Committee holds government officials to account for the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of public spending.

Taxation | Education | Health and Social CareThe UK Government response to the covid-19 pandemic

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PAC says government “complacent” about preventing “eye-watering” levels of fraud in the Covid Bounceback Loan Scheme
Public Accounts Committee publishes follow-up report on the Bounce Back Loans Scheme:
27 April 2022
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PAC: Private rented housing “failing far too often to provide safe and secure homes”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report into regulation of private renting
13 April 2022
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PAC “not confident” in HMRC’s ability to pull back tax debt after “game-changing” pandemic hit
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on HMRC’s management of tax debt
26 March 2022
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Tens of millions of public money used to “prop up” poorly managed academy schools with potentially excessive levels of pay
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Academies Sector Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20
25 March 2022
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Government failure to learn pandemic lessons will come at high cost to generations
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Government preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons for government on risk
23 March 2022
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Benefits from new trade agreements extremely uncertain while risks of slipping standards, increased costs and revenue losses remain
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the progress with trade negotiations
18 March 2022
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DHSC has “overseen years of decline in the NHS’s cancer and elective care”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on NHS backlogs and waiting times in England
16 March 2022
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PAC: MoJ’s “meagre” ambition to fix breaking CJS as year-plus waits for serious criminal trials more than trebles
Public Accounts Committee publishes report: Reducing the backlog in criminal courts
9 March 2022
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Reducing staffing, narrowing curricula and reducing SEND support to maintain schools’ finances risks “damage to children’s education”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Financial sustainability of schools in England
4 March 2022
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UK Net Zero 2050: Government “without answers to key questions” on costs or funding target set in law
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Achieving Net Zero: Follow up
2 March 2022
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“Chaotic” £1.9BN Kickstart scheme for youth employment fails to deliver for young people or taxpayer
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on DWP Employment Support Kickstart scheme
25 February 2022
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Government has risked & lost “unacceptable” billions of taxpayers’ money in its Covid response - and must account to the generations that will pay for it
Public Accounts Committee publishes report: COVID-19 cost tracker update
23 February 2022
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HMRC ignorance and inaction “rewarding the unscrupulous” and looks “soft on fraud”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on HMRC Performance in 2020–21
11 February 2022
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‘Clear increase in costs, paperwork and border delays’ for UK business since Brexit not helped by repeated delays to new import regime
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on EU Exit: UK Border post transition
9 February 2022
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No rationale or benefits in Greensill pharmacy payments scheme as PAC slams failures on conflicts of interest and delivery
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the pharmacy early payment and salary advance schemes in the NHS
4 February 2022
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Chronic lack of accountability and transparency in local government finance will hamper pandemic recovery
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Local Government Finance System: Overview and Challenges
2 February 2022
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“Shameful shambles” of DWP’s long term underpayment of state pensioners with “little interest” in full consequences
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the underpayments of the State Pension
21 January 2022
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DCMS over-reliance on commercial providers for national broadband perpetuating UK’s “great digital divide”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on DCMS's delivery of gigabitcapable broadband
19 January 2022
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DEFRA’s plan for post-EU land and farming subsidies based on “blind optimism”
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on Environmental Land Management Scheme
10 January 2022
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Government IT: dysfunctional, damaging and sometimes dangerous
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on challenges in implementing digital change
10 December 2021
Total results 547 (page 2 of 28)